Purina Pro Plan Focus Adult Urinary Tract Health Formula Review

Purina Pro Plan Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: corn and eggs

Est. Calories: 356 cal/100g

Price: $$

Overall, Purina Pro Plan Focus Adult Urinary Tract Health Formula is a significantly below average cat food, earning 2 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.


Ingredient Analysis

When evaluating a cat food, the first five ingredients can tell you a lot about the quality of a product as they make up the bulk of the product. Ideally, you're looking for quality protein sources with a minimum of cheap starches, fillers or by-products. Continuing down the ingredient list, look for ingredients that resemble real food with a minimal number of unpronounceable chemicals - the same as you would for human food.

Purina Pro Plan Focus Adult Urinary Tract Health Formula includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken

Questionable Ingredients

  • corn gluten meal
  • wheat flour
  • brewers rice
  • ground yellow corn

Potential Allergens

  • corn gluten meal
  • ground yellow corn
  • egg product

Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.

Although not the first product listed (which is the most plentiful), Purina Pro Plan Focus Adult Urinary Tract Health Formula does contain with its top ingredients chicken which are considered quality protein sources.

Additionally, Purina Pro Plan Focus Adult Urinary Tract Health Formula also contains as top ingredients corn gluten meal, wheat flour, brewers rice and ground yellow corn. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your cat's diet. However, they are sometimes used to help maintain the kibble shape in dry foods.

Allergen alert: This product contains corn gluten meal, ground yellow corn and egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from corn or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2931 cat foods in our database, Purina Pro Plan Focus Adult Urinary Tract Health Formula has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • less fat than average
  • significantly less fiber than average
  • significantly less moisture than an equivalent wet food
In general, cats have been shown to do better with a higher protein, medium fat, lower carb diet with sufficient moisture. However, specialty diets as recommended by your veterinarian may prioritize a different nutritional breakdown.

Calorie Breakdown

Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Purina Pro Plan Focus Adult Urinary Tract Health Formula has approximately 356 calories per 100g (101 calories/ounce), which is fewer calories compared to the average of the other dry cat foods in the CatFoodDB.


All the product information on this page is based on data collected from the manufacturer's product website as retrieved on February 23, 2018.

The authoritative source for ingredient lists and nutritional analysis for any pet food is always the pet food manufacturer.


Ingredients

Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:

Corn gluten meal, chicken, wheat flour, brewers rice, ground yellow corn, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols, egg product, sodium caseinate, phosphoric acid, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, animal digest, salt, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, dried whey, choline chloride, dicalcium phosophate, taurine, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, Vitamin E supplement, niacin, citric acid, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), and sodium selenite


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
31.0%
Fat: (min)
14.0%
Fiber: (max)
2.0%
Carbs: (est)
36.8%
Ash: (est)
6.2%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.

Protein: (min)
34%
Fat: (min)
16%
Fiber: (max)
2%
Carbs: (est)
41%
Ash: (est)
7%
Calories: (est)
356/100g

*Note that some nutritional percentages reported are only estimated values, and are indicated as such as (est). Each cat food manufacturer is required by law to publish a Guaranteed Analysis, which defines each product's maximum values of fiber, moisture and ash in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Exact nutritional percentages are not available and hence all calculated values (including carbohydrate percentages and calorie amounts) are determined using these minimum and maximum published values and therefore may differ from actual values.

Although a high score may be indicative of a higher-quality product it is not a guarantee. Similarly, a low score may or may not indicate an inferior product. The best food for your cat is the one that meets their individual needs.


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